If you think the idea of extracting dye from plants is magical, just wait until you try it with indigo! Come watch fibres turn from pale yellow-green in the dye bath to blue in mid air, right before your eyes. Join me for a day of unraveling the secrets of this thrilling natural dye. We'll go over various ways of starting your own indigo dye vat, as well as tips for getting the most out of it. Everyone will have the chance to try their hand at solid- or ombre- dyeing skeins of yarn, and creating shibori prints.
Basic materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own extra natural fibres (yarn, fabric, wood, leather, etc) in case there's pigment leftover at the end of the class!
If you are taking the Natural Dyeing Basics workshop earlier in the day, feel free to bring some of your recently dyed fibres to overdye!
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with Kerri Westlake of Westlake Knits & Fibres in my backyard dye garden, near College and Lansdowne
Sliding scale price between $65-$85
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The workshop will be outdoors, rain or shine, so please come prepared for the weather.
We will be learning all about indigo dyeing in this workshop. For the rest of the colours in the rainbow, see my other workshops here. Or stay in touch by getting on my mailing list.